While professional management and quality workforce ensure superior results, the role played by the core management should not be discounted. With their vision and experience, they make sure that Zuari Cement moves in the right direction, towards becoming one among the leading cement producers in India.
Mr. Jamshed Naval Cooper
Mr. Jamshed N. Cooper is a science graduate with Post-Graduation in management specializing in marketing from the Institute of Management Studies, Indore University. During his professional career of almost 3 and a half decades, he has gained rich experience spanning over 30 years in the cement industry alone. He has also worked for consumer durable industry in the past.
Mr. Cooper joined HeidelbergCement India Limited as Director - Sales & Marketing in December 2006 soon after takeover of Mysore Cement. He is credited for revamping the Sales and Marketing setup of the Company realigning the channel network and logistics focusing it towards maximizing the market share in high revenue markets. He successfully created and launched the "mycem" brand. Over the years, he has nurtured and improved the brand positioning by implementing several innovative sales and marketing strategies. Under his leadership, "mycem" has attained its premium positioning in Central India. He is also the Managing Director of Cochin Cements Ltd. since May 2007 (which is also a part of the HeidelbergCement Group).
Prior to joining HeidelbergCement India Ltd., Mr. Cooper served with ACC Limited (now a Holcim Group Co.) for 22 years. During his tenure at ACC, he also worked for its joint ventures namely, Float Glass and Bridgestone. Before joining ACC, Mr. Cooper had a stint with Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. a consumer durable company.
Traversing his professional career, Mr. Cooper has experience in Corporate Management, Cost Leadership, Strategy Building, Brand Management, Logistics, Channel Management, Rural Marketing, Feasibility Studies & Project Implementation, Human Resource Management, IT Systems and Procurement. During his illustrious career, he pioneered the 25 kg cement packing and launched bulk cement for the first time in India. One of his achievements has been managing and minimizing the risks arising out of spurious look-alike brands. He is a member of Audit Committee and Stakeholders' Relationship Committee of the Company.
Mr. Sushil Kumar Tiwari
Mr. Sushil Kumar Tiwari, aged 61 years, holds degrees in Engineering in two streams - Electrical and Electronics & Communication - from the Institute of Engineers, Kolkata. In his career spanning over 37 years he has acquired rich and vast experience of around three decades in the Cement Sector. Prior to joining HCIL he was working with the Cement Division of Raymond Limited which was subsequently acquired by Lafarge India Private Limited.
Mr. Tiwari joined HeidelbergCement India Limited in April 2007 as Unit Head of Company's Ammasandra Plant. In August 2008, he was appointed as Unit Head of the Company's Damoh and Jhansi units. Mr. Tiwari took over the position of Technical Head of the Company w.e.f. 1st September 2010. He is also a Whole time Director of the Company w.e.f. 29th April 2011 and is a member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Company.
Mr. Krishna Srivastava
Whole Time Director
Mr. Krishna Srivastava is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering – BITS Pilani, India. He also underwent Specialized Training in Industrial Engineering – NITIE, Mumbai. Mr. Srivastava is the longest serving senior manager with Zuari Cement. In 2010, he was elevated to the position of Whole Time Director. Mr. Srivastava has a work experience of 38 years in cement and cement related industries. He started his professional career with ACC Ltd and served as head of various departments in the company's plans across the country. He was CEO of flat product business at Eternit Everest Ltd. before moving to Zuari Cement in 1997 as Director Marketing.
Mr. Anil Sharma
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Anil Sharma is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He joined Mysore cement in 2002 and continued his services with HCIL when Mysore cement was acquired in 2006. Mr. Sharma became Chief Financial Officer in the year 2010. He brings with him an experience in various fields of finance such as taxation, treasury management, internal controls and financial planning.
Ms. Poonam Sharma
Director - Human Resources
Ms. Poonam Sharma is MBA (HR) from HP University. Before joining HCIL in 2010 as Director (HR), she was working with Carrier Air-conditioning Ltd. a UTC Group Company. She also worked in various capacities of HR and Imports with Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (now Hero Motor corp) for over a decade and a half. She has experience in various fields of HR such as talent development, organization development, performance management and organization design and structure.
Mr. Purnachander Molugu
Director - Procurement
Mr. Molugu Purnachander is a Mechanical Engineer from Osmania University having 28 years of experience in Projects, Technical and Procurement. Joined Raasi Cement as an Asst. Engineer and grew to be Executive Assistant to the Chairman. During his tenure in Vishnu Cement, he executed various cement, ceramics, paper and refractory projects. In 2002, after takeover of Vishnu Cement, he joined Procurement department of Zuari Cement. He has been the Head of Procurement Department, since 2004.